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NOTES OF THE TURF. The schooling list at Oakland has been considerably increased during the past week. Sewell. Gossiper IL. Cardinal Sarto and Ellerd being the latest additions. .T. F. Clifford has a promising young rider named Boy Selden. for whom he predicts a successful career in the saddle Selden made his debut on Milshora last Friday. M. D. Millers crack weight carrier and fast sprinter, Burleigh, is now quartered at the Oakland track, having arrived from Salt Lake City witii the Miller stable. Johnny Bullman is exercising horses at Santa Anita and probably will do some riding for J. J. Walsh. Jockey McGee is one of the recent arrivals it Santa Anita. Francis R. Hitchcock, president or the Saratoga Racing Association, will leave for Tennessee at the end of the week, where he will be the guest of Herman B. Duryca. Emmett Loague. formerly a jockey of considerable ability, is now established in the grocery business at .Memphis, Tenn. Loague has married since his retirement from the Kiddle. Ed Alvey is negotiating with T. P. Hayes for the purchase of his crack colt, Bedgauntlet. which together with his recent acquisitions. Finkola and Friend Harry, will greatly strengthen his stable. P. J. Dwyer, Andrew Miller. Thomas Welsh and Thomas Monahan. all well-known New York horsemen, will leave New York some time tills week for French Lick Springs. Intl.. where they will spend a part of the winter. Algernon Daingerfield, assistant secretary of The Jockey Club, has gone to Virginia on a holiday, where lie will visit William Garth. From Garths place he intends to go to Kentucky and spend a week or more at his old home. Judge Lewis B. McQuown, attorney for the Ken tucky Racing Commission, is coiithied to his hotel at Battle Creek. Mich., as a result of a fall caused by slipping on the floor of a bathroom. His wife, also at Battle Creek, is quite ill. Judge McQuowns eon dition precludes any chance of an early hearing of the case in Covington of the Latonia Agricultural Association against the Racing Commission liled some time ago. Tom Shaw, the bookmaker, says in discussing a proposed match race last summer between the two year-olds Fitz Herbert and Fayette, which did not materialize: "Hildreth and Madden talked Fayette to mo and I wanted to bet any amount that Fit: Herbert could beat him. each to carry 12G pounds over any kind of a route. They did not take up mj offer, but bought Fitz Herbert from Herman Brandt. Fayette could not beat one side of him with weight up. Put 100 pounds on Fayette and he can fly, but that is about his limit." Madden always rated Fayette not far behind Sir Martin, and at one time refused an offer of 0,000 for the former.